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Published January 20th 2022
Community events around the beaches
Australia Day is on its way - what do you have planned? If you live near, or around Sydney's Northern Beaches, then you have a wide range of COVID-safe events to get out and enjoy! Most events are outside, so you can appreciate the beautiful Australian weather and spend the day with family and friends. Whether you want to go shopping at the markets, watch an Aussie movie, listen to live music or take the kids to the pool, there is something for everyone!
Please check the Northern Beaches Council Facebook before you go for any updates or if the weather looks like rain. Also read the details of each event carefully for COVID information, what you can and can't take to the event and the food options available. The Northern Beaches Council has a strict Single Use Plastics Policy, so there will be no bottled water available for purchase at any of the events (please bring your own water bottle). Get outside and spend the day in the local community, at these events near you...
Family friendly events on the Northern Beaches. Image: Northern Beaches Council Facebook
Australia Day Eve Open Air Cinema - Winnererremy Bay, Mona Vale
Watch Red Dog under the stars at this Australia Day-themed Open Air Cinema, between 5:30pm - 9pm (the movie starts at 6:30pm). Red Dog is a popular Aussie PG-rated movie based on the true story of the Red Dog, who united a local community while roaming the Australian outback in search of his master. Pre-purchase your tickets online for $5 per person (plus booking fee) and the first 1000 people will receive a bag of popcorn upon entry! Take your own picnic blanket and relax with family and friends, at this outdoor COVID-safe event. Food trucks will be on-site for dinner, or take your own picnic. See here for details.
26th January, 2022
Food Truck Party - Tania Park, Balgowlah Heights
Do you love food trucks? Then spend the day at Tania Park at Balgowlah Heights and taste your way around the world! This event will be held between 11am - 4pm, so you can enjoy lunch and dessert and then go back for seconds, whilst relaxing on your picnic blanket and listening to live music! All attendees are encouraged to dress up in your best Aussie outfits, with prizes for best dressed. See here for details and a list of the food trucks attending. Take your appetite!
Australian Made Market & Live Music - James Meehan Reserve, Dee Why Beach
Support local artisans and go shopping at this Australian Made Market, between 8am - 1pm. Shop for ceramics, clothing, gourmet foods, beads, art, organics and so much more! See here for a full list of markets. In the afternoon, between 12pm - 4pm, there will be roving entertainment and live music. Spend all day at Dee Why Beach and enjoy the free activities available. See here for details.
Shop local at Dee Why Beach. Image: Northern Beaches Council website
Manly Aquatic Centre Australia Day Pool Party - 1 Kenneth Road, Manly
Spend Australia Day at the pool! Enjoy free entry between 9am - 12pm and swim with large pool inflatables, whilst listening to a DJ and watching roving live entertainment. Kids will love this family friendly pool party - they won't want to leave! See here for details.
Warringah Aquatic Centre Australia Day Pool Party - Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest
Warringah Aquatic Centre will also be holding a Pool Party with free entry between 9am - 12pm, large pool inflatables, diving boards, DJ and roving entertainment. The Aquatic Centre has both indoor and outdoor pools, diving boards and picnic areas. See here for details.
Spend Australia Day morning at the pool! Image: Northern Beaches Council website
Australia Day at Bert Payne Park, Newport - Barrenjoey Road, Newport
This fun Australia Day event will be held between 9am - 1:30pm, with a line-up of live music and roving entertainment that is guaranteed to entertain both kids and adults. Pick up some food from a local cafe and enjoy the festivities at Bert Payne Park! See here for details.
Australia Day at Collaroy Beach Playground - Pittwater Road, Collaroy
Take the kids to Collaroy Beach Playground and enjoy the fun between 9:30am - 2pm. There will be live music and "larger than life" characters to entertain! See here for details.
Australia Day at Manly Corso - Jon Speight Stage, Manly Corso
Spend the afternoon, between 12pm - 4pm, with live music and Australia Day characters, which are sure to entertain the crowds. See here for details.
As mentioned, please check the Council website and Facebook before you go for any changes to the program. There will be a number of COVID protocols in place, so ensure you read the details for each event. Spend Australia Day with the local community and support local food trucks, market sellers and businesses. You never know who else you may meet...
Look for these larger-than-life characters at the beach! Image: Northern Beaches Council website